Auditions (Edmonton): “Stupid Fucking Bird” – Edmonton Actors Theatre

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Auditions (Edmonton): “Stupid Fucking Bird” – Edmonton Actors Theatre

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Production: Stupid Fucking Bird, sort of adapted from the Seagull by Anton Chekhov by Aaron Posner; Directed by Dave Horak.

Dates:

  • Rehearsals begin Feb. 7 part-time, working around actor’s schedules.
  • Tech begins Feb. 26.
  • Full-time rehearsals Week of Feb. 20 (University Reading Week).
  • Production Run: March 2- 12.

Produced by Edmonton Actors Theatre at The Backstage Theatre, Edmonton.

“raw, theatrically audacious…exploding the wistful, melancholy atmosphere that pervades so many Chekhov productions…Mr. Posner’s play is at it most trenchant and funny when it doesn’t just collapse the distance between Chekhov and today, but also encourages us to forget Chekhov entirely.” The New York Times

ACTORS: Equity and Non-Equity. Equity actors will be contracted under the Equity Indie 2.1 contract (pending agreement with CAEA). Actors must be Edmonton based.

Looking to cast several parts. Some parts have been cast.

Please send head shots and resumes to the director, Dave Horak at: [email protected]. You will be contacted for an audition if needed.

Characters:

  • Con – Emma’s son, a Twenty-something playwright, in love with Nina. Passionate and creative he has a complicated relationship with his mother.
  • Mash -A part-time Twenty-something cook, obsessed with Con, plays the ukulele and writes songs. Fiercely intelligent, and more clear-sighted than most about the emotional mess she and her friends are in.
  • Nina – A Twenty-something actress, emotional, energetic and has a destructive side. She is in love with the stage and with art but her passions can be destructive.
  • Dev – A tutor that has affection for Mash, Con’s best friend. Pleasant, unassuming, frank and genuine.
  • Emma Arcadian – A celebrated but aging actress, Con’s mother. Grand, confident and also pragmatic and practical.
  • Doyle Trigorin – A famous writer who is dating Emma. Can be polite and gracious but has a difficult time hiding his literate and pretentious side. Easily distracted and often selfish.
  • Sorn – A rumpled older doctor who longs to be young again, Emma’s brother. A patient and supportive uncle to Con, he carries with him many of life’s regrets and expresses an existential dread.

For detailed casting information, please click here.

Deadline to submit: November 11, 2016.

ABOUT: Edmonton Actors Theatre is a company formed by Artistic Director Dave Horak to focus on the actor’s art, process and training. This award-winning company produces theatre that challenges the performers and the audience and is constantly investigating the relationship between the two. Edmonton Actors Theatre has been nominated for 17 Sterling Awards, winning 8 awards for Direction, Production, Acting and Design. Previous productions include Burning Bluebeard which won 5 Sterling Awards last season and will be remounted at The Roxy on Gateway this December and Fatboy, produced at the 2012 Edmonton Fringe which garnered four Sterling Award nominations, winning three awards for Outstanding Production, Actor and Director and remounted at Theatre Network’s Roxy Theatre in 2014. Other productions have included 70 Scenes of Halloween, Sam Shepard’s Cowboy Mouth, T.S. Eliot’s The Wasteland, and The Bomb-itty of Errors which toured Alberta as part of Theatre Alberta’s Best of the Fringe series. Edmonton Actors Theatre specializes in bringing a multitude of performance styles and traditions to the stage: Cowboy Mouth was performed by a real-life rock and roll couple, The Wasteland combined one of the most influential poems of the twentieth-century with twenty-first century technology and The Bomb-itty of Errors blended Shakespeare with some of Edmonton’s best Hip Hop performers.

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